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Royal Free Singers: Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle

Performance:
7:30 pm Saturday, 22 January 2022
Royal Free Singers - Peter Kavanagh

Born in 1792, Rossini composed 36 operas and earned a fortune by the age of 37.  He then wrote almost nothing until the age of 55 when he finally settled in Paris and wrote this piece, amongst others, which has been described as lively, catchy and almost operatic in style.

Although the piece was later written for full orchestra, the Royal Free Singers will perform it in its original version, which has become a core member of the choral repertoire.   We’re sure you’ll find the concert an uplifting and musical delight.

Piano:  John Chantrey, John Halsey
Harmonium:  Luke Bond

Soprano:  Susan Piggott
Contralto:  Laura Hocking
Tenor:  John Porter
Bass:  Thomas Humphreys

Doors open at 6.45 p.m.

Programme available on the evening, £2, cash only

Photo © Peter Kavanagh